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Social Media for Cops

In the Social Media for Cops section you’ll find news reports and expert articles dealing with all things social media. Facebook and Twitter are being used by officers to connect with each other, with the public, and with departments around the world, sometimes for fun and other times to help solve crimes.
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Philadelphia Police Department recruits with a 90s commercial

The department repurposed a 90s Sizzler commercial to recruit new officers.

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Maine cops also use Facebook to try and snag drug dealers

Another department has employed the viral social media post that asks drug dealers to out their competition - Full Story

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Restaurant employee fired after refusing to serve cop sandwich

A Jimmy John’s employee was fired after refusing to serve cop - Full Story

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Baltimore officer on restrictive duty after allegedly waving his gun

A photo posted on Instagram shows an officer allegedly waving his gun at a group of people - Full Story

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Pollen suggests dead 'Baby Doe' found in Boston is from area

Pollen suggests dead 'Baby Doe' found in Boston is from area

The identity of the child remains a mystery even after attempts by cops on social media to find someone who knew her - Full Story

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Black, white Texas cops take stand with 'his life matters' viral photo

Black, white Texas cops take stand with 'his life matters' viral photo

A photo going viral features two cops standing together with a message on their palms and arrows pointed at one another - Full Story

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Brutal attack on Ala. cop celebrated on social media

Bystanders took photos and uploaded them to social media, where the cop’s attacker was praised by commenters - Full Story

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Police embrace their community through social media

National Fraternal Order of Police Conference discussed departments across the country utilizing social media - Full Story

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Boston police commissioner wants law to push back on camera-toting cop watchers

Officials say filming can cause risks to both officers and community when there is a tense crime scene involved - Full Story



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Social Media for Cops Columnists

Social Media Concepts and Best Practices Social Media Concepts and Best Practices
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Social Media Strategies Social Media Strategies
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